Exploring Windows 10 IoT Core Device Portal

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Windows 10 IoT Core is designed to be managed from the network. It means OS settings, application management, and updates are controlled remotely via the Device Portal.

To enter the Device Portal, enter the IP address of your Windows 10 IoT Core device to a browser as "IP Address:8080", then log in using your IoT core user name and password. Another way to enter the device portal is right-clicking to the IoT Core device from the IoT Dashboard, and selecting "Open in Device Portal" command.

You can configure all settings from the device portal. Some of them are as follows:

  • Device Settings: Includes the basic settings for the device, including device name, password, remote debugging PIN, time zone, Cortana start-up, audio, and screen shooting.
  • Apps: Includes application deployment, uninstalling, start-up app selection, file system access, and sample apps.
  • Processes: Includes background services, resource usage, and command line.
  • Debug: Includes performance monitoring and debugging configuration.
  • Devices: Displays devices connected to the system.
  • Connectivity: Configures Bluetooth, WiFi and Ethernet connections, connection sharing and onboarding settings.
  • TPM Configuration: Configures Trusted Platform Module settings.
  • Windows Update: Includes Windows Update settings to update the operating system.
  • Remote: Configures Windows IoT Remote Server. You can access the desktop remotely using the Remote Client.

To restart or shut down the system, use the power menu on the top right corner.

Author: Umut Erkal